Mayo Clinic Spine Surgery Fellowship faculty
Spine Surgery Fellowship faculty. Front row from left: Dr. Bradford Currier and Dr. Michael Yaszemski. Back row from left: Dr. Paul Huddleston, Dr. Arjun Sebastian, Dr. Brett Freedman, and Dr. Peter Rose. Not pictured: Dr. Ahmad Nassr.

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, includes a group of more than 45 surgical, research, and clinical consultants. Our physicians work in an integrated and cooperative group practice that cares for more than 80,000 patients annually. This department consistently maintains an excellent reputation in the orthopedic community and in consumer ratings.

Highlights of our department include:

  • Active clinicians and a large variety of pathology
  • Diverse faculty, residents, fellows, and patients
  • A technologically advanced medical system
  • An education system with feedback and communication
  • A collegial work environment

Advisers and mentors

You are assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.

Faculty

In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

You have direct access to the orthopedic surgery faculty at Mayo Clinic throughout the Spine Surgery Fellowship. You also work with several colleagues in the Department of Neurologic Surgery.

Spine Surgery Fellowship faculty

Bradford Currier, M.D.

Bradford Currier, M.D.

Program Director

Professor of Orthopedics

Professor of Neurosurgery

Residency: Mayo Clinic

Fellowship: University of Miami School of Medicine

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Brett Freedman, M.D.

Brett Freedman, M.D.

Faculty

Associate Professor of Orthopedics

Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Fellowship: Emory University Medical Center

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Paul Huddleston, III, M.D.

Paul Huddleston, III, M.D.

Faculty

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor of Orthopedics

Residency: Mayo Clinic

Fellowship: Twin Cities Spine Center

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Ahmad Nassr, M.D.

Ahmad Nassr, M.D.

Associate Director

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Neurosurgery

Professor of Orthopedics

Residency: Rush University Medical Center

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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Peter Rose, M.D.

Peter Rose, M.D.

Faculty

Associate Professor of Orthopedics

Residency: Mayo Clinic

Fellowships: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Washington University

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Arjun Sebastian, M.D.

Arjun Sebastian, M.D.

Faculty

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor of Orthopedics

Residency: Mayo Clinic

Fellowships: Rothman Institute

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Michael Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D.

Faculty

Professor of Orthopedics

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Residency: Wilford Hall Medical Center

Fellowship: Harvard Medical School

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Neurosurgery faculty

Mohamad Bydon, M.D.

Mohamad Bydon, M.D.

Faculty

Associate Professor of Health Services Research

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Associate Professor of Orthopedics

Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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M.J. Clarke, M.D.

M.J. Clarke, M.D.

Faculty

Professor of Neurosurgery

Professor of Orthopedics

Residency: Mayo Clinic

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Benjamin Elder, M.D., Ph.D.

Benjamin Elder, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurosurgery and Orthopedics

Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Jeremy Fogelson, M.D.

Jeremy Fogelson, M.D.

Faculty

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor of Orthopedics

Residency: Mayo Clinic

Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine

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William Krauss, M.D.

William Krauss, M.D.

Faculty

Professor of Neurosurgery

Residency: Neurological Institute of New York

Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin

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Bradford Currier, M.D.From the program director

Thank you for your interest in the Mayo Clinic Spine Surgery Fellowship. The fellowship was started in 1993 and has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for two positions since 2009.

The seven orthopedic members treat a large volume of patients with diverse pathology. Our program provides you with one-on-one mentorship as well as the flexibility to work with other staff members on interesting cases. Our fellows leave the program feeling well-prepared for any type of practice. Time for research is built into the schedule, and our exceptional resources provide limitless opportunities.

Rochester, Minnesota, is a warm and welcoming city that provides an optimal environment for training and enjoying a healthy work-life balance. For those with families, Rochester has been identified as one of the nation's most livable cities, and there are numerous support systems and activities for people of all ages.

You are invited to read what our current and recent fellows have said about our program. By hearing what those who have experienced our program have to say, you will gain an appreciation of the depth, breadth and collegiality of our training program.

On behalf of my colleagues, we look forward to meeting you, showing you around our amazing facilities, and discussing our program in detail.

Bradford Currier, M.D.
Spine Surgery Fellowship Director